The Complete Eldercare Planner, Revised and Updated 4th Edition

The Complete Eldercare Planner, Revised and Updated 4th Edition

Where to Start, Which Questions to Ask, and How to Find Help



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October 24, 2023 | ISBN 9780593823477

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About the Book

Trusted for more than three decades by family caregivers and professionals alike, this comprehensive and reassuring caregiving guide offers the crucial information you need to look after your elders and plan for the future.

“The most complete resource between two covers.”—Woman’s Day

Being a caregiver for aging parents, close friends and family, and other elders in your life is an overwhelming experience, whether you are one who has stepped into this role without warning or one who is also contemplating their own care plan. Now in its fourth edition, The Complete Eldercare Planner will help you navigate today’s complex caregiving landscape while addressing your unique needs.
Each chapter of this essential how-to guide shares easy-to-use action plans that will help you find your footing, indispensable checklists and worksheets to record important information, and a fully updated directory of low-cost and free resources. You’ll learn how to:
• Communicate with your elders and earn their trust
• Find help during care-worker shortages
• Manage caregiving from a distance
• Protect your finances while paying for long-term care
• Deal with the emotions that come with caregiving
• Look for warning signs of dementia
• Ask the right questions in an eldercare emergency
With practical solutions that you can implement right away, The Complete Eldercare Planner will give caregiving strategies that help you move forward with confidence, make informed decisions, and feel prepared for any challenges.
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About the Author

Joy Loverde
JOY LOVERDE is recognized as one of the leading experts on successful aging and family caregiving. Her book, The Complete Eldercare Planner reflects the depth of her understanding and compassion for the needs of older Americans. "The book is the best we saw..." says the American Medical Association.

Over 25-years experience as a media spokesperson, Joy's appearances include the Today Show, CBS Early Show, CNN Headline News, Fox News, National Public Radio, and others. During her career, Joy has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times, Kiplinger's Retirement Report, and HR Magazine. USA TODAY ran a four-part series on Joy's eldercare programs.

Joy is a popular keynote speaker and has addressed a variety of audiences including National Institutes of Health, Xerox Women's International Conference, American Compensation Association, Catholic Charities, Employee Assistance Professionals Association, and numerous others.

Joy founded Silvercare Productions, a mature-market communications firm in 1989, and serves as a consultant to human resource professionals, attorneys, financial planners, clergy, retirement-housing directors, and other members of the fast-growing eldercare industry. Joy lives in Chicago. For more information on Joy Loverde go to her website ( More by Joy Loverde
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